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Fined For Working On A Shed In Fire Limits

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Jacob Wahl and William Curtís were arrested Monday evening for violation of the city ordinance establishing fire líinits by working upon a shed on J. D. Baldwin's property on State btreet, after being notiüed to stop. ïhey were brought before Justice Frueauff and fined $4.20 costs each, which they paid They claimed that they wenton with the work after the officers had notifled them to stop, because Mr. J. A. Brown told ihem to. ïhe city authorities have made up their minds that the only way to stop such conflagrations as the State street flre is to strictlv enforce the fire ordinance and any body bereaf ter caught yiolating it will be fined a good sum besides the cost. Nobody can be protected in doing work in violation of the law, by the order of anyone. Notice has been served upon the owners of property on State street who have ei'ected outhouses of two stories to alter the same so that they come within the ordinance in being not more than eight feet square or ten feet high. The ordinance provides for a penalty of $50 for every week the buildings are lef t after due notice. The flne is a fixed one and the justice cannot lower it. If the fire ordinance is to be respected ac all, it must be respected by everyone.


Ann Arbor Argus
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